Reply To: Adopt A Grain Project

Jen deHaan

Week 1  – Purple Valley Barley

What grain are you choosing and what attracted you to it?

I originally heard Bill talking about Purple Tibetan Barley on a podcast, and I wrote down the name to learn more and find sources for it. I ran across Purple Valley barley at Adaptive Seeds, which is a company I regularly purchase from so I decided to try it. It’s best spring planted, so will be growing it for the first time next spring.

Fun Fact

This variety was developed in Oregon, may have been selected from Tibetan Purple, and is less prone to lodging.